Loyola’s new campaign, We Are Called, highlights the innovative advocacy work of two Center for Urban Research and Learning Undergraduate Fellow Alumni. The spotlight details Loren McCauley’s projects at CURL and the unique community that is built as our fellows participate in collaborative research. In addition, Trevaughn Latimer’s spotlight covers how his time at Loyola informed his plans for the future. LEARN MORE
This report represents the findings of the research conducted by Jane Addams Senior Caucus (JASC) in collaboration with Shriver Center on Poverty Law and Loyola University Chicago Center for Urban Research in Learning (CURL). It examines the failure of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) to successfully provide language access services to its senior residents who have Limited English Proficiency (LEP). While CHA has a Language Access Plan (LAP) as required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), our research found that it has not adequately implemented its plan to meet the needs of the community it serves.
CURL is a member of the Chicago City Clerk Task Force that has been looking at problematic municipal fines and fees and their impact on Chicago residents, especially on low-income and working residents. Read more about the task force and the report here. LEARN MORE
David Van Zytveld, CURL’s Director, and Teresa Neumann, CURL’s University-Community Research Coordinator, sat down with Matthew Thibeau from the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy (FCIP) to spend some time reflecting on CURL’s role within the Jesuit mission of education. WATCH VIDEO
This fall, Loyola University Chicago's Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), in partnership with the Circuit Court of Cook County Domestic Violence Division (DVD), was awarded a U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Research and Evaluation Initiative (R & E) grant. This three-year, $428,838 grant will evaluate Cook County Circuit Court’s Family Court Enhancement Project (FECP), which was a demonstration project funded by OVW in 2016. LEARN MORE
Our community partner Community Organizing Family Issues (COFI) recently shared with us an update on press coverage of their recently released policy report on the indebtedness of poor families, primarily headed by women. Learn more about the report and the press coverage. READ MORE
In honor of Kale Williams and his career as a social justice advocate and scholar-in-residence, CURL has established the Kale Williams Scholarship Fund. The fund supports the continued commitment by future generations of students to his work and ideals. For more information, click on Mr. William's picture. LEARN MORE